Will This Summer’s Smoke Focus the Need for a BC Wildfire Natural Hazard Policy?

Will This Summer’s Smoke Focus the Need for a BC Wildfire Natural Hazard Policy?: Kelowna 2003, Slave Lake 2011, Fort McMurray 2016, this year’s provincial wildfire emergency, and let’s not forget the almost catastrophic near-miss of 2015 when 138 campers narrowly escaped a fast-moving wildfire near Rock Creek B.C. Each of these represents a possible “focusing event” for governments to enact effective policies to reduce the province’s vulnerability to wildfire and better adapt to climate change.